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Selected Saturday Afternoons at 2:00 PM

Main Library, Fine Arts Department 3rd Floor, unless otherwise noted

Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

 Saturday May 20, 2017

Northeast Ohio’s traditional Chinese orchestra returns to the library in celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month for a program of rare treasures from China’s classical music heritage, including instrumental pieces and poetic songs from the Tang, Song, and Ming dynasties, some dating back over 1,000 years.  The ensemble will perform on an array of instruments including dizi and xiao (bamboo flutes), guan (oboe), sheng (mouth organ), pipa (lute), and a variety of percussion.  Joining the ensemble for this performance will be two special guests:  guqin (7-string zither) soloist Ke Li and vocalist Zhang Wei, both professors of musicology specializing in ancient Chinese music at China’s Jiangxi Normal University who are spending 2017-2018 as visiting scholars at Kent State University.


To learn more about the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, go to their Facebook page here.

The Biasella Trio

Saturday June 3, 2017

Formed in the late summer of 2008 and named after drummer Paul Biasella, the group performs jazz standards suitable for all occasions.






To learn more about The Biasella Trio, visit their Facebook page here.

Cleveland Clinic Concert Band

Saturday July 1, 2017

The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band returns to the Cleveland Public Library for the annual concert. Come enjoy patriotic music and marches as we get ready for Independence Day.

*Please note, this concert will be held in the Eastman Reading Garden. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Louis Stokes Auditorium.

Cleveland Opera Theater

Saturday August 5, 2017




Join us for a program of operatic favorites and operas “big hits”.

Music at Main programs are free and open to all ages.

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